|May 8, 2012, 10:44 AM||#1|
Time Capsule: yellow light, ethernet cable confusion
All I want to do with my Time Capsule is use it to back-up my work. I don't care about wifi networks or base stations or anything else I neither need nor understand. Because I preferred to keep it out of sight, and away from my work area, I plugged it into my BT broadband box and it seems to be working fine via wifi, accepting hourly backups from Time Machine. But after it (inexplicably) failed twice (I think because of a fleeting broadband issue, perhaps) and I had to back-up from scratch using an ethernet cable, I have decided to keep the Capsule on my desk and permanently tethered to my iMac via ethernet cable. It is working, but for the life of me I can't stop the irritating light on the front of the box flashing yellow at me. Can anyone advise what to do - other than taping it over???
|May 8, 2012, 11:42 AM||#3|
Or it might mean that the Wireless networking setup is incomplete.
Or something else that you aren't using isn't setup properly.
Either way you won't be able to stop it, so best to prevent the light from reaching your eyeball.
PS There might be a way to stop it flashing - you might be able to tell it to ignore the errors.
Go into Airport Utility (I'm assuming that this is also used for a Time Capsule)
Select and click on Edit for the Time Capsule
If I'm right then Airport Utility will give you a list of what's not setup correctly
Then you might be able to select "Ignore"
Last edited by drsox; May 8, 2012 at 11:52 AM.
|May 8, 2012, 03:39 PM||#4|
I did the exact same thing recently.
I disabled the wireless on the TC, and connected via Ethernet to my computer and I was getting the yellow flashing light.
Now _ I did 2 things at the same time so I don't know which one turned the light green but.
I set the TC to BRIDGE MODE
under WIRELESS mine is set to OFF
and under NETWORK it is set to OFF (BRIDGE MODE)
and then I configured it to ignore any errors
The two errors are
NO DNS SERVER
Now it stays green, even when the computer is asleep.
|May 9, 2012, 02:33 AM||#5|
But how to "ignore errors"?
Thanks all; I have all my settings as McGilli describes; what I can't do, however, is figure out where to go to configure it to ignore errors (INTERNET CONNECTION and NO DNS SERVER). I sense I am being very dumb, but can someone point me in the right direction?
|May 9, 2012, 04:21 PM||#6|
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